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Old 11-22-2011, 08:24 AM   #1
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Regearing Advice Needed

Need some advice. I have a 2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport, 5 speed manual, 4.0L, lifted with 33 in tires. I want to regear from 3.73 to 4.56 to restore power going uphill in 5th gear. I've been making some phone calls to get estimates and have received the following information: parts (gear & pinion set for rear D44 and front D30 including master install kit) about $600 / labor (from shop that doesn't sell parts) front - $700, rear - $500, $1250 total. That comes to around $1850 total to regear. Seems high, but I'm told the shop doing the labor stands behind their work. Any recommendations? Should I order the parts myself online and if so, what specifically do I buy and where? Should I look for another shop to do the labor? Please help!

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Old 11-22-2011, 11:46 AM   #2
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its on the high end of the normal range. look around a bit more...try to find a shop that can do the work and supply the parts.

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Old 11-22-2011, 12:55 PM   #3
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its slightly high...i see most go for around the 1200-1500 range on avg

i'll be doing this soon as well but have a friend that works at jeep with gearing experience that will be doing it for me...not sure what hes gonna charge me though so i cant give you an estimate on that yet
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:00 PM   #4
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Thanks so much for your feedback. I managed to find another shop, although it's an hour away, that will take care of parts and labor for just under $1485. That might be the best I can do in my area.
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:11 PM   #5
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There are a few shops near me that will regear for $200 per axle, shop around and like mentioned above find a shop that will supply the parts and do the labor, that way if there are any troubles they can not blame it on the parts you supplied.
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